The design team worked with the clients to produce a major renovation that included intense structural modifications and a completely new floor plan. The biggest goal was to allow the family of five to grow in this home. The clients have three small children and love hosting large gatherings, so making the home as functional as possible was critical. The team wanted to ensure that the design would have a lasting impression without being trendy and would allow in as much natural light as possible.
One challenge involved major structural work, which resulted in moving a three-story masonry fireplace and staircase. Another was adding enough second-level bedrooms for the family.
They spent months designing new floor plans to give the clients an open, large kitchen, pantry, main living area and dining room. It can accommodate more than 20 people while still being cozy enough for the immediate family. They also created a new primary suite with separate access, a home gym on the main floor, additional bedrooms on the second floor and a private home office.
To make the home timeless, the design team used white oak custom cabinets, beams, marble countertops and stunning fixtures and finishes throughout. Windows and doors were relocated to let in the most amount of natural light. They added fun pops of color and tile for the kids’ bathroom, while keeping it extremely functional with integrated pull-out step stools into the vanity to allow them to grow with the home.
Engineer: Stand Structural Engineering Antiques: Cicada Co. Cabinets: Halverson Carpentry Countertops: Kenny’s Tile and Floor Covering Flooring: Totta Hardwoods Hardware: Emtek, Rejuvenation Plumbing Fixtures: Brizo Lighting Fixtures: Tech Lighting, Restoration Hardware, Rejuvenation Windows: Andersen
The overall goal for this custom home was to bring a sense of modern Prairie style, instilling a feeling of the past with common sense for the future. The homeowner emphasized the concept of a modern luxury hotel—warm and inviting with clean lines. The design team chose limestone and rift oak throughout the home to contrast each other in a warm, earth-tone feeling.